Wednesday, April 17, 2024

No. 3 UGA defeats No. 1 Vols as Bennett has 3 TDs

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs defeated No. 1 Tennessee Volunteers in a colossal matchup late in the season. The Bulldogs won 27-13 over the Volunteers on Saturday at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia.

Tennessee suffered its first loss of the season. When the new College Football Playoff rankings come out on Tuesday, they are expected to fall from the top spot.

Kenny McIntosh carries the football against Tennessee (Photo by Georgia Bulldogs Football/Instagram)

Despite the loss, the team’s College Football Playoff dreams are not totally lost yet. There are still several weeks left in the season and anything can happen during that time.

With the win, the Bulldogs improved to 9-0 on the season. The Volunteers fell to 8-1 with the loss.

The reigning College Football Playoff National Champions have now won six straight games in this series. They have not dropped a game to Tennessee since October 1st, 2016 in a 34-31 loss at Sanford Stadium.

The Bulldogs now lead the all time series 27-23-2.

Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett went 17 of 25 for 257 yards. He also had two touchdowns.

Kenny McIntosh led the backs with 10 carries for 52 yards. Ladd McConkey had five receptions for 94 yards and a touchdown.

Volunteers quarterback Hendon Hooker went 23 of 33 for 195 yards. He also had one interception.

Hooker picked the worst time to have his worst game of the season. He was the Heisman Trophy favorite coming into the game.

The 195 passing yards were the fewest in a game this season. The interception was his first interception in nearly a month, as he had an interception in Week 7 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Jaylen Wright had 21 carries for 69 yards and a touchdown. Cedric Tillman had seven receptions for 68 yards.

Tennessee outscored Georgia in the second half. Wright scored on a five yard rushing touchdown.

Bulldogs kicker Jack Podlesny also made a 38 yard field goal.

Georgia led 24-6 at halftime. Bennett scored on a 13-yard rushing touchdown.

The 25-year-old hit McConkey for a 37-yard touchdown reception. He also connected with Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint for a five yard touchdown reception.

Podlesny also made a 19-yard field goal.

Tennessee had two field goals in the first half. Chase McGrath made a 47-yard field goal.

McGrath also made a 36-yard field goal.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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